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2 Face Charges For Allegedly Shooting Wildlife Officer

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Posted at 10:04 PM, Aug 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 16:53:47-04

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Panhandle authorities have arrested two men they said were responsible for the shooting and wounding of a wildlife officer.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office reported in a news release that Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer David Brady was on his boat Friday when he was shot.

Authorities said the two suspects, 20-year-old Lachlan Fain Akins and 18-year-old Samuel Wyndham Reager, also tried to run over Brady with the boat. The officer shot Reagar, who was wanted on drug charges in Michigan, in the hand.

The suspects allegedly stole the boat but beached it a short time later in Panama City and tried to break into a home before they were arrested.

The FWC officer was treated for a gunshot wound to his shoulder and released.

The sheriff's office had not said what charges the suspects might be facing. 

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